Nevada County offers a rural and small-town lifestyle, while still being located within a convenient distance from urban centers in Sacramento, Reno and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to our beautiful setting, the strong sense of community and the perfect work-life balance, Nevada County is attractive to our local residents and many visiting tourists.

Courtesy of GV Chamber

Courtesy of GV Chamber


Distance to Major Cities


From Grass Valley / Nevada City
(Western Nevada County)

  • To: Sacramento Southwest: 57 miles
  • To: San Francisco West: 143 miles
  • To: Reno Northeast: 88 miles
  • To: South Lake Tahoe Northeast: 98 miles




(Eastern Nevada County)

  • To: Sacramento Southwest 102 miles
  • To: San Francisco West 188 miles
  • To: Reno Northeast 31 miles
  • To: South Lake Tahoe Southeast 45 miles

The weather is another valued feature to our area. We enjoy a long, warm sunny season while experiencing color changes in the fall with cool, snowy winters. Rain averages just over ten inches in January and summer temperatures are mild with average highs near 85 degrees in July. Our higher elevations receive an average of 206 inches of snow per year.